Ownership…Can You Give up Control?

After reading Choice, Ownership, and Voice through Authentic Learning Opportunities Chapters 10-13, one thing really stuck out to me.  I realized the ownership is one of the easiest, yet hardest things for me to give students in the classroom.  I think that I want to give students ownership of assignments so they take pride in their work and in turn give their best effort.  They will take ownership of what they created.  On the other hand, relinquishing my control and having it in the hands of the students?  That is tough decision, but the right one.  I think that in the end students will see that I, as their teacher, trust them and believe they can work and take ownership for their work.  I’m really going to make an effort to work on this in my classroom this year.  Look forward to having an update at some point in the year!


Harapnuik, D. K., Thibodeaux, T. N., & Cummings, C. D. (2018). Choice, Ownership, and Voice through Authentic Learning Opportunitieshttp://www.harapnuik.org/?page_id=7291 – Chapters 10 – 13

The Synapse.  Retrieved by https://medium.com/synapse/student-centered-vs-teacher-centered-learning-2184a7521720

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